15 December 2020

Lean finance


Explore the growing trend for using lean tools to streamline and enhance productivity and effectiveness within the finance function.

Who should attend?
Finance directors and CFOs, financial controllers and accountants who are involved in sponsoring, planning and delivering finance transformation projects and continuous improvement in finance.

What you will gain

  • An understanding of the benefits to be gained by using lean and six sigma methodologies.
  • An understanding of how to apply lean to the finance function.
  • The ability to use the core lean tools to deliver quicker, better and cheaper finance processes.
  • The ability to design and do lean projects that deliver benefits quickly.

Programme outline

  • Introduction to lean and Six Sigma and the concepts underpinning them.
  • How to identify what finance customers want and link that directly into the process design and performance measures.
  • The concept of waste and how it applies to the work that the finance function performs.
  • Methods to eliminate error and control risk in processes.
  • Methods to reduce the time taken to complete processes especially the close process.
  • Methods to establish demand-pull processes and thereby improve their supervision, reduce work in process and eliminate backlogs.
  • Methods to minimise process complexity and thereby reduce error and improve turnaround times and control.
  • The design of lean projects to ensure rapid, on-time delivery of project deliverables.

The course starts at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
15 December 2020 - 09:30 London Price: GBP 634.00
Member price: £571. Plus VAT on all prices.

Lean finance

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